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Mapping Criminal Organizations in Mexico is an original effort to generate comprehensive information about the geography of criminal operations in Mexico. The project combines qualitative and automated methods, drawing from multiple sources, to produce systematic data on the presence, structure, evolution, and relationships of criminal groups in Mexico. The project is led and advised by an international team of researchers from multiple institutions.


This site currently contains maps and other visuals based on our hand-coded dataset of criminal group presence at the state and month level, covering 2007–2015. Future updates will include continuously updated maps and data from our other projects, including municipal-level presence and criminal group profiles, factions, and relationships.


The maps and other visuals are presented here in collaboration with the Mexico Violence Resource Project. For updates on new data releases, sign up for the project's newsletter by clicking here.

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